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Day Gone By: Memories from Landseer Park Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981

PUBLISHED: 19:30 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:47 21 June 2018

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Parachuting at Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

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Hundreds of people descended on Landseer Park in Ipswich for the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981.

Face painting at the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLFace painting at the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

We sent one of our photographers along to the park to capture the fun in action.

Some of the younger guests enjoying playing football at the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLSome of the younger guests enjoying playing football at the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981. Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

This picture gallery looks back at the event, which took place more than three decades ago.

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLCan you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

There was something for everyone, from a treasure hunt and face painting to trampolines, rides, stalls and multiple football tournaments.

Trampolines were among the attractions Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLTrampolines were among the attractions Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

To top off the day there was a parachute display to wow the crowds below – with brave jumpers landing in the park.

The event attracted hundreds of people to Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLThe event attracted hundreds of people to Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Did you attend the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park?

Did you attend the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLDid you attend the Great Ipswich Play Day in 1981? Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

Can you spot yourself or do you recognise anyone pictured in this gallery?

Plenty of activites were on offer at the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELLPlenty of activites were on offer at the Great Ipswich Play Day at Landseer Park in 1981 Picture: RICHARD SNASDELL

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